The most important aim of this recipe book is to help people to cook heart healthy meals using readily available and economical ingredients.

Bread pudding

Recipe from Ravitha Sigamoney

Serves 6


8 slices day-old brown bread

¼ cup (60 ml) raisins (optional)

1 cup (250 ml) low-fat or fat-free milk

1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk

3 eggs, beaten

½ tsp (2,5 ml) vanilla essence

2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar

½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground mixed spice

1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon

pinch of ground nutmeg

2 tbsp (30 ml) apricot jam


  1. Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles.
  2. Pack the triangles in rows in an oven dish. Sprinkle raisins in between.
  3. Mix milk, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and sugar together. Add mixed spice and cinnamon.
  4. Spoon milk mixture over the bread and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180 °C. Sprinkle nutmeg over the bread and dot with apricot jam.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and set.


  1. Add ¼ cup of chopped nuts with the raisins.
  2. Serve with a small portion of homemade custard made with low-fat or fat-free milk and a little sugar.
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